The reason I am in Bolivia right now is because I have a grant from my school, Bowdoin College. This grant is called the Global Citizens Grant (GCG) and is sponsored through the McKeen Center– our on campus volunteer center. I proposed my trip to Bolivia and after an application and interview I was awarded a grant– so exciting! What was even cooler, was that I found out about my Bolivia trip when I was still in the Philippines, which made my life seem a little bit ridiculous and surreal. Honestly. the amount of traveling I have done this year is unreal. By the time August rolls around, I will have only spent 3 months in America in the whole year. Wowwww. A little more information about my grant: I have a set amount of money that I need to budget very carefully. I record all of my costs, and whenever possible I collect receipts to return to Bowdoin. This grant covers anything and everything that is applicable to my travels: plane ticket, visas, ground transportation, lodging, food, etc. I just need to budget everything to make sure I don't go over my allotted amount.
I bought my bus ticket, stored my baggage, and now have been drowsily exploring this gorgeous city. My bus to Sucre leaves at 7:00 tonight, so I have about 9 more hours to kill here. Right now I am just sitting in a cafe trying to stay awake. My laptop is going to be dead in a few minutes so that might be my cue to get up and start exploring the city again. I think it is a combination of the high altitude, me being completely exhausted from traveling, hearing only Spanish, and the steep hills in this city– but I just feel drained! I just need to get through 9 more hours until I can *try* to sleep on the bus to Sucre. 9 hour 9 hours 9 hours. Today is going to be a struggle that's for sure– but I can't complain... I'm in Bolivia!
|I already found something to satisfy my sweet tooth– this was |
papaya and banana mixed in some sort of sweet liquid.
|I can't believe that I saw this on my first day...|
I think it is dried/dehydrated llama.